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Established in 1971, the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York is part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Our center, located in Manhattan’s Chelsea district, offers daily public meditation, a core curriculum of Buddhist and Shambhala teachings, as well as training in advanced contemplative practices. We invite you to explore our diverse programs designed to help New Yorkers of all traditions discover their inherent clarity, gentleness and humor.

Featured Programs

(Sep) Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

September 12th—September 14th

Taste your heart. Establish or deepen your meditation practice in this powerful weekend retreat. By developing more intimacy with the present moment, you can re-emerge with a fresh outlook on your life and your world. Continue »

(Sep) Meditation In Everyday Life (2-for-1 Discount)

with David Perrin

September 18th—October 16th

The meditator's instruction manual. Learn how to overcome obstacles to strengthening your mind in this 5-week course. By the end you'll be equipped with tools to establish your own meditation practice... Bring a friend and you each pay half price! Continue »

Feng-shui: The Ancient Wisdom of Harmonious Living

with Eva Wong

September 26th

This evening presentation will discuss how you can use and arrange your living space to cultivate a peaceful and contemplative lifestyle, foster harmony among those living in the home, and expand business and creative endeavors. Continue »

Articles & Podcast

  • Meditation In the City Podcast

    The Nature of Appreciation – Podcast Episode No. 49

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    Laura Simms discusses meditation as a path of glimpsing pure appreciation, untouched by the grasping, passion, and fury of our assumptions and thoughts. Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Subscribe to us on iTunes here. Or listen to us on Stitcher. Appreciate your friends. Tell them about the podcast! Laura … Continue 

  • Meditation In the City

    What Is Tantra? – Podcast Episode No. 48

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    Shastri Ethan Nichtern confronts the myths and misunderstandings of Tantra, a system of teachings and practices for working directly with the emotional energies of our lives. Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Subscribe to us on iTunes here. Or listen to us on Stitcher. Don’t forget to share the magic and mystery of this … Continue 

  • Meditation In the City

    Dreaming: A Substitute Life – Podcast Episode No. 47

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    John Ankele discusses how much energy we put into wishing our lives were different. The more we meditate, the more we realize how much we live a substitute life. Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Subscribe to us on iTunes here. Or listen to us on Stitcher. What a great dream … Continue